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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

752 County Road 99W, Willows, California, 95988
Category: Activities
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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Discover abundant wildlife and a serene setting at this bird and nature sanctuary in the heart of California's scenic Central Valley. Home to an informative visitor center and gift shop, and offering unique driving tours, several dog-friendly hiking trails, picnicking, bird watching, and opportunities for fishing and hunting, this tranquil park draws thousands of visitors to enjoy outdoor activities, educational programs and wildlife observation each year.


Hours -

The refuge is open daily from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. The visitor center is open 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday (November-February) and 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday (March-October).

Price -

$6 per vehicle


  • Winter weekend programs
  • Photography tours
  • Snow goose festival


  • Visitor center
  • Hiking
  • Auto tours
  • Hunting & fishing

Visitor Center

Peruse interpretive displays, watch a nature film, pick up souvenirs at the bookstore, check out the discovery room, and enjoy a picnic on one of the outdoor tables located at the refuge Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9am-4pm (November-February) and on weekdays from 9am-4pm (March-October).

Activities at the Refuge

Visitors can enjoy a range of activities including hiking along the wetland walk and Logan Creek trail or driving the special auto tours. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, bird watching, and hunting or try out geo-catching.


  • Is the refuge dog friendly?

    Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on the refuge trails, but leashes must be no longer than 6 feet.
  • What kind of wildlife will I see?

    Migrating waterfowl and shorebirds are the highlight with birds like geese, ducks, sandpipers, heron, and avocets gracing the refuge from September through May and into the summer. Deer, rabbits, otter, and muskrats can also be seen all year long.

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